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Imran Khan, different PTI chief booked on terror prices for vadalism ouside Islamabad court docket

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Press Trust of India

During the confrontation between Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) staff and police, over 25 safety personnel had been injured, prompting Additional District and Sessions Judge Zafar Iqbal to defer the court docket listening to until March 30.

Former Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan. (File Photo)

By Press Trust of India: Pakistani police on Sunday registered a terrorism case in opposition to Imran Khan and over a dozen PTI leaders for indulging in vandalism, attacking safety personnel and creating unrest outdoors the judicial advanced right here forward of a court docket listening to in a graft case involving the ousted premier.

Clashes erupted outdoors the Islamabad Judicial Complex on Saturday when Khan arrived in Islamabad from Lahore to attend a much-awaited listening to within the Toshakhana case.

During the confrontation between Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) staff and police, over 25 safety personnel had been injured, prompting Additional District and Sessions Judge Zafar Iqbal to defer the court docket listening to until March 30.

The case was registered in opposition to arrested PTI staff and wished occasion leaders. About 17 PTI leaders had been named within the FIR lodged by the Islamabad Police, Geo News reported.

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The FIR states that the employees broken the police test submit and the principle gate of the judicial advanced, it mentioned.

As many as 18 individuals had been arrested for arson, pelting stones and breaking the judicial advanced’s constructing, mentioned the FIR.

“About two police vehicles and seven motorcycles were burned, and the official vehicle of the station house officer (SHO) was damaged,” it added.

Khan, 70, arrived in Islamabad from Lahore to look earlier than the court docket. He was accompanied by his supporters in a convoy.

Soon after he departed for Islamabad to attend the listening to, over 10,000 armed Punjab police personnel stormed Khan’s Zaman Park residence in Lahore and arrested dozens of his occasion staff.

The police personnel, utilizing an influence shovel, eliminated the barricades and tents on the entrance of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) occasion chief’s residence and evicted a whole bunch of his supporters tenting there to forestall Khan’s arrest within the Toshakhana case.

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They carried out a search on the home after demolishing its most important gate and partitions. Punjab Police, whose motion ended later, had been reportedly met with resistance from PTI staff from inside, leading to violence. About 10 staff had been reportedly injured within the police operation in Lahore.

PTI chief Fawad Chaudhry mentioned on Sunday mentioned the occasion will get circumstances registered in opposition to cops concerned within the “illegal operations” and violence at Khan’s residence.

“Today, a meeting of the legal team has been called. The way in which the police defied the Lahore High Court’s decision entering Imran Khan‘s residence has trampled every rule of the home’s sanctity. [things were] stolen. [They] also took away juice boxes. Innocent people were subjected to torture,” he tweeted.

“Defying court order is unforgivable. The high court should guard its judgment. Cases are being registered on all police officers who conducted illegal operations and were involved in violence,” he mentioned.

Earlier, Khan appeared earlier than Lahore High Court on Friday and warranted that he was able to current himself on Saturday earlier than Additional District and Sessions Judge (ADSJ) Iqbal dealing with the corruption case in opposition to him.

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The PTI chief has been within the dock for purchasing presents, together with an costly Graff wristwatch, which he had acquired because the premier at a reduced worth from the state depository referred to as Toshakhana and promoting them for revenue.

Established in 1974, the Toshakhana is a division underneath the executive management of the Cabinet Division and shops treasured presents given to rulers, parliamentarians, bureaucrats, and officers by heads of different governments and states and overseas dignitaries.

The cricketer-turned-politician was disqualified by the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) in October final yr for not sharing particulars of the gross sales. The high electoral physique later filed a criticism with the district court docket to punish him, underneath felony legal guidelines, for promoting the presents he had acquired as prime minister of the nation.

Khan was ousted from energy in April final yr after shedding a no-confidence vote, changing into the primary Pakistani prime minister to be voted out by the National Assembly.

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Mar 19, 2023